Sunday, September 28, 2008

Selanne Signs With Ducks

It was inevitable. Teemu Selanne has signed on with the Anaheim Ducks, but it was surprising to see that the deal was for two years and not just one. The deal is supposed to be worth about $2.625 million against the cap each year.

The addition of Selanne improves the Anaheim offense considerably and now they haven't to worry about whether or not he'll be on the opening night roster or not. The only question remaining will be, who will be the next one on the roster to go, because they are already hugging the cap ceiling from the wrong side, but only by $1.5 million or so.

Ryan GetzlafChris ProngerJean-Sebastien Giguere
Corey PerryScott NiedermayerJonas Hiller
Chris KunitzSteve Montador
Brendan MorrisonFrancois Beauchemin
Teemu SelanneKent Huskins
Todd MarchantKen Klee
Rob NiedermayerSean O'Donnell
Samuel Pahlsson
Bobby Ryan
Travis Moen
George Parros
Brad May

So, where does Selanne rank on your list? Does his age take his numbers down at all? Last season, he managed 23 points in only 26 games, so he could be in line for 72 points if he can play at that pace for 82 games.  That's a lot of points to pick up from a guy like Selanne.  You should probably consider him dangerous.

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